Friday , January 19 2018

Arab Times

Ministry of Education won’t bear the cost of ‘expired’ residencies

Ministry to prepare guide for cert equivalence KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: Ministry of Education will not bear the costs for the expired residencies of workers of schools after Ministry of Interior decided to refuse extending the residencies of workers of cleaning companies for six months, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting a …

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CID arrests 31,000 wanted persons in last year: report

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: Officers from the Criminal Investigations Department arrested 31,000 individuals who were wanted by law for various cases since the beginning of 2017 until Dec 31, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed sources. They explained that 240 of these arrested individuals were issued sentenced in absentia, 270 were …

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Palestinian stabs Pakistani; Girls in sheesha fight

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: A 20-year-old Palestinian stabbed a Pakistani several times when the latter tried to prevent him from breaking into his car in the parking lot of Friday Market. While heading to the parking lot, the Pakistani expatriate was surprised to see someone breaking into his car. He …

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Drug pills found in barrels floating off Failaka Island

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: Personnel from the General Department for Drugs Control, in cooperation with the Kuwaiti Coast Guard have ‘seized’ 250,000 narcotic pills (Captagon), before they could be sold in the local market, reports Al-Anba daily. No arrests have been made. A Kuwaiti saw eight barrels floating off the …

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Asian killed in accident

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: An Asian perished and three others sustained various degrees of injuries in a horrifying traffic accident involving four vehicles, including two concrete mixers on the Seventh Ring Road toward Kabd area. Personnel from the fire department accompanied by paramedics and security operatives went to the scene …

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Court taps Qabazard frozen accounts to recover millions

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: The Court of Cassation ruled in favor of one of the subsidiaries of Kuwait Oil Tankers Company (KOTC) in recovering $31.5 million from the frozen accounts of the second defendant in the embezzlement case Hassan Qabazard, reports Aljarida daily. The Public Prosecutor’s Office had frozen the …

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Al-Bashir thanks Kuwait for help in lifting US sanctions

AP adopts work plan to remove Sudan from terrorism list KHARTOUM, Jan 1, (KUNA): Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir on Sunday expressed anew gratitude for Kuwait’s diplomatic role for lifting US sanctions on his nation. The curbs were lifted after the world acknowledged that Sudan “constituted a prime base for …

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Saudi Arabia, UAE implement VAT -Kuwait awaits Assembly nod … may wait until 2019

DUBAI, Jan 1, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates introduced value- added tax from Monday, a first for the Gulf which has long prided itself on its tax-free, cradle- to-grave welfare system. Saudi Arabia compounded the New Year blow for motorists with an unannounced hike of up to …

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At least 12 dead in violent nationwide protests in Iran

TEHRAN, Jan 1, (Agencies): Nationwide protests in Iran saw their most violent night as “armed protesters” tried to overrun military bases and police stations before security forces repelled them, bringing the death toll in the unrest to at least 12, state television reported Monday. The demonstrations, the largest to strike …

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